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Music: Diva Serena

Rudolf Bing, general manager of New York's Metropolitan Opera Company, is not given to discussing his dreams, but it has been whispered that he is haunted by a...

Music: Todd-AO Traviata

Callas had come and gone, leaving the field to her great rival, Renata Tebaldi. As Mimi in Boheme, Tebaldi had already caused an emotional demonstration by...

Opera: Small Body, Big Voice

At midnight the day before tickets went on sale, fans began lining up outside Munich's Bayerische Staatsoper. Was Callas singing? Tebaldi? Sutherland? None of...

Music: Europe's New Divas

For nearly a decade, those two warring soprano queens, Maria Meneghini Callas and Renata Tebaldi, have dominated the world of European (and U.S.) opera,...

Music: Supreme Sopranos

The bony-faced, roan-haired soprano who stepped onto the stage of Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera last week had already been honored in England as a Commander...

Opera: New Shape, New Song

The loyal fans of Soprano Renata Tebaldi had a hard time in recent years detecting the girlish silhouette of Mimi, say, or Leonora beneath their favorite's...

Music: Tall Diva

As a schoolgirl in Parma, Renata Tebaldi used to imagine her dream man: he would have the voice of a Beniamino Gigli and the build of a Clark Gable. As she...

Radio: Music for the Millions

"Give the public the best," says Impresario Sol Hurok, "and you can't miss. If it's promoted right, projected right, the public is here." Impresario Hurok, 64,...

Letters, Dec. 13, 1971

Sparks up the Spine Sir: You caught the real Beverly Sills [Nov. 22]. She can send sparks up your spine with that incredible voice. For those spectacular...

Music: Movie Time at the Opera

Long before movies had sound tracks, people were putting opera onto film. Carmen, Manon Lescaut, Thaïs, Tosca—all went their voiceless way before the primitive...

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